After an EP, single and numerous line-up changes through tours with Fighting with Wire and Attack Attack! The Surrey quintet, featuring former members of Hundred Reasons and Reuben, are finally ready to unleash their debut album on the world – 11 stand out tracks honed with 18 months of hard-work, finely crafted melodies and the kind of venue-packing balls out melodic power that simply demands attention…
Blending in elements of their illustrious indie-rock past – but still sounding every inch something ‘proper fresh’… Readers of Rocksound will be able to experience it first hand with an exclusive album sampler going out with every magazine in August – which will feature some fresh cuts from the record, as well as an exclusive RS only bonus track… Ben insists on the best for his readers you know…
FREEZE THE ATLANTIC will be playing a handful of dates with Fighting With Wire in June, in addition to playing various festivals this summer (including 2000 Trees, Southsea & Y-Not) and touring the UK around the album release.
The full tracklisting is as follows:
1. Shivering & Dazed
2. Conflict! Conflict!
3. Broken Bones
4. Le Track
6. This Isn’t Maths, This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll
8. Loses All The Romance
9. The Colour
10. The Alibi
11. Feather In A Hurricane
Roll on September…… AND HOW COOL IS THIS ROBOT BASED ARTWORK! I shall call him Jack (The Robot)
Oh those lovely lads. 1 part Reuben, 1 part Hundred Reasons, and 3 parts other insanely talented rock and roll moguls – Freeze the Atlantic are back, and to use a Liverpoolism – ‘bosser than ever’. It’s been a while coming since the last EP dropped almost a year ago, but with the odd line up change, and much work being done on the album – one can forgive them. So with a tour of Ireland with those strong lads in Fighting with Wire on the cards, we thought we better drop an enhanced CD single (2 tracks and 1 video) of new song Volcanoes.
Oh and by gum it’s good… You know what to expect when you take a look at the FTA heritage, and you get it in spades. Don’t get me wrong, this is no Reuben meets Hundred Reasons derivitive but it is a huge rock anthem. Don’t believe me? I’m offended, but have yourself a look at the video beneath you…
And then, should you feel the need, we’ve got the lovely digipack singles up for sale for just £2.50 in the shop. All limited to just 250 copies, the first 50 come fully signed by the band… Be reasonably quick though.
As a man who can, without a flicker of a lie, say he has once spent an entire journey from Oxford to Gretna and back listening solely to Ideas Above our Station by Hundred Reasons – and who was so excited by Christmas is Awesome by Reuben that I virtually broke my stereo repeating it…. It’s pretty ace times to announce our latest signing, FREEZE THE ATLANTIC!
Made up of 2/3 Reuben (Jon and Guy), 1/5 Hundred Reasons (Andy) and 2 other handsome gents (Chris and Tom) – they’re not only named after a Cable song (which is noteworthy in itself) … But sounding absolutely awesome, blending in elements of their illustrious indie-rock past – but still sounding every inch something ‘proper’ fresh’.
It’s been a long journey from our first meeting to actually getting these details out, mainly because pretty much ever meeting has ended up being essentially a chat about Vinnie Jones and his film career (did you know he’d been in 53 Flicks – Jon FTA literally couldn’t believe it)…. But we’re there now, and if you’ve got a few minutes away from the daily grind – you should probably go have a listen to them at this ol’ website here.
The ‘Colour by numbers’ EP will be released 18th April 2011 and to coincide with this, the band will embark on a UK tour and aiming past the planets from there.
Welcome to Alcopop Freeze the Atlantic!